Amy Schwartz joined The Corning Museum of Glass in 1995 to create The Studio, the artistic and educational glassworking facility of the Museum that provide programs for people of all ages and all levels of glass expertise. Schwartz designs curricula; hires internationally recognized glass artists as faculty; oversees selection of students; distributes scholarship funds; and directs residency, walk-in, group, and school programs. Since 2002, Schwartz has overseen education programs for the entire Museum, including K-12 school highlights and curriculum-based tours, and the Museum’s docent, Scout, Junior Curator, Explainer, and public education programs. In 2007, she became head of the development department and joined the Museum’s leadership team.
Schwartz has attended glassblowing classes at UrbanGlass and The Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine. She has studied extensively with William Gudenrath, Ruth King, and Lino Tagliapietra, and maintains her own glassblowing practice. In 2007, Schwartz received a M.S. in Leadership in Museum Education from the Bank Street College of Education.